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from alaska good up, beverly moore, 81-year-old korean war navy veteran. beverly was there because the majority of her modest income comes from social security. she wanted to know how this proposal will strengthen that lifeline for her and thousands of alaskans. in fact, one in nine alaskans receive social security. with my state's population of those 65 and older expanding rapidly, social security will continue to play a key role in supplementing a decent living. if social security was not there for the elderly in alaska, a fifth of them would live below poverty. it's vital for our state. it's vital for all our states and for this whole country. mr. president, i have no illusions that this bill is not going to pass in the final weeks of the 112th congress, but i wanted to get it into the mix, i wanted to make sure that people get the bigger point, and again i would say to my presiding officer -- and he says as well and i know my friend here from oregon is on the floor also. as we talk about the deficit, it has taken center stage right now, we want to highlight one very clear thing
. eric, send it to you inside. >> thank you, rick. the army-navy football rivalry kicked off 122 years ago. and today they are set to square off once again. in the book when saturday mattered most, author mark beach talks about memorable army season and the importance of this game. joining us now is the author mark beach. 1991 west point graduate and "sports illustrated" editor and writer. i want to talk about that game. you point out it's the last college football game of the season. only game played on this saturday. why is that important? >> that's important because this game was tremendously important in the landscape of college football for more than half of the 20th century and it's still something that everybody in the college football world looks forward to on their calendar. it's the end of the business part of college football season and the beginning of the bowl season. army-navy game in its hay day was a bowl of its own. and to the guy who play today it's certainly the same. >> interesting title. when saturday mattered most. saturday still matters though, doesn't it? >> sat
you. >>> we have a look at some of the other stories making news. >> the u.s. navy is moving warships into position to monitor a possible launch. they are guided missile destroyers. the navy won't reveal their act locations. images reveal north carolina appears to be working towards a launch later this month. >>> the attorney for george zimmerman who is charged with killing trayvon martin refuses to say he won't go that route to avoid a murder trial. >> no. i wouldn't plea somebody who is innocent to anything. so i think the answer is easily no. >> zimmerman is suing nbc for defamation. the network edited his 911 call to make him sound racist. nbc says there was no intent to portray him unfairly. three employees were fired over that. >>> john mcafee faces extradition again. he was rushed to the hospital in guatemala city yesterday after learning that his bid for asylum was declined. he's wanted for questioning in the murder of his neighbor. >>> he once ran for president of the united states of south carolina. now stephen colbert for senate? someone has already created a twitter accoun
days," but they did not specify where or how. in response, the u.s. navy said none of its unmanned aerial vehicles-- u.a.v.'s-- are missing. and in washington, white house spokesman jay carney raised doubts about tehran's statements. we have no evidence that the iranian claims you cite are true. i'd refer you to the pentagon's comments this morning for details about this particular type of u.a.v., but again we have no evidence that the iranian claims are true. >> sreenivasan: a year ago, iran did manage to down a c.i.a. drone that apparently crossed the border from afghanistan. and last month, the u.s. military said another drone came under fire by iran over the persian gulf. it was undamaged. in afghanistan, a bomb blast has killed two nato troops in the country's south. the alliance says the attack happened yesterday. it did not provide the nationalities of those killed. so far this year at least 384 international troops have been killed in afghanistan. most of them have been americans. in economic news, the u.s. housing market showed more signs of recovery in a new report by the
% of the city's economy is tied to defense spending. and in response to sea level rise, the navy has been replacing 14 piers at a cost of $35 million to $40 million apiece. >> sea level here is coming up for lots of reasons. there is no reason for it to go down. it just keeps coming up. >> reporter: larry atkinson heads the climate change and sea level rise institute at old dominion university. >> there is anecdotal evidence and there is real evidence that we have from the tide gauges we have. we can measure this. the science is simple. >> reporter: atkinson is part of a team of scientists the state of virginia has hired to study flooding. an early draft of the bill in the state assembly that funded the study drew criticism from some conservatives. the virginia tea party described the study on its website as: "more wasted tax dollars for more ridiculous studies designed to separate us from our money and control all land and water use." the final bill avoided the phrases sea level rise and climate change and won overwhelming bipartisan support this year. >> some people have tried to spin i
. the navy will also honor veteran ray emory. he has made it his mission to identify more than 600 unknown service members remained. he says he remembers being on the deck of the u.s.s. honolulu like it was yesterday. >> when i got there i had the cover off one of the 50 caliber machine guns. the other was about halfway off and a torpedo went by, the torpedo heading for ship row. i thought at the time that this is really a good mock thing like that. i pull the cover off the rest of the way and about that time another torpedo came by and i saw the big red ball and i realized it was the japanese who were attacking pearl harbor. heather: he has helped id nine service members and has the names of one hundred more men that he believes are identifiable. because of his work more than 300 gravestones at the national cemetery in hawaii have been relabeled with the names of the diseased. jon: new information on the earthquake in japan we told you about earlier. minimal damage and minor injuries reported now. the 7.3 magnitude quake striking off the northeastern coast triggering a small tsunami in th
healmem post" describes how the american and soviet navy circled your mom to poor, and watching each other. they got so tired -- circled, watching each other. they got so tired that they got close to making a mistake. boris yeltsin was president of russia. the norwegians had it with the rocket. the launch a whether rocket. the notification got lost in the mail. the russian generals came into yeltsin and said, someone has launched something at us across the far horizon. if this is an american nuclear attack, you have two minutes to launch or russia will be obliterated with no shots back. yeltsin and thankfully was sober that day, relations were good between the u.s. and soviet union and he said, it cannot be the americans attacking. when we talk about the u.s. iran it, israel and iran, a shorter flight times, more attention -- the chances of something going wrong are that much higher. you also have to be concerned about iran with a nuclear umbrella. people say, iran will be more responsive. if you look at pakistan, they became much more aggressive after they got nuclear weapons. they starte
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